All restaurants, bars, and food service establishments in the state of Utah are being ordered to suspend dine-in operations for a period of two weeks. Gatherings of more than 10 people will also be prohibited during that time.
The Bear River Health Department announced today that we have our first confirmed case of COVID-19. The details of this case are still being investigated but do appear to be the result of exposure to a known case in Salt Lake County.
State agencies and partners were on hand as 25 Utahns arrived back in Utah after an ordeal that started as a cruise and ended with a weeklong quarantine in two states. The 23 Utahns arrived from Dobbins Air Force Base in Georgia on Sunday evening. None are showing symptoms of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and have either tested negative or are awaiting test results.
The Salt Lake County Health Department announced Saturday that an additional nine county residents have COVID-19, bringing the total cases to 14 in the county. All new cases are linked to travel or household contact with another confirmed case. County health officials don’t believe any of the cases are a result of local transmission.
The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) and the Summit County Health Department (SCHD) today announced a new case of COVID-19 that is the first instance of community spread of the disease in Utah. Community spread means spread of an illness for which the source of infection is unknown.
Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced today that Utah’s public schools will implement a two-week dismissal, or “soft closure,” starting Monday, March 16. The dismissal is designed to help implement social distancing and slow the spread of novel coronavirus in our communities.
Avalon Healthcare and the Utah Department of Veterans & Military Affairs will be increasing preventive protocols and procedures at Utah Veterans Homes. This is a preventive measure. There has not been any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Veterans Home.